bowel infection

bowel infection

A nonspecific lay term for almost any condition or symptom of the bowels, regardless of whether a pathogen is suspected or not; acute colitis is the loose equivalent of bowel infection.

bowel infection

1. Gastroenteritis, see there.
2. Colitis, see there.

Patient discussion about bowel infection

Q. Can Alcoholism makes you vulnerable to intestine infections? A friend of mine is a heavy drinker, he had something like 5 infections in the past year. Is it connected?

A. yes

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References in periodicals archive ?
Clostridium difficile is a serious bowel infection whose symptoms include copious watery diarrhea, fever and abdominal pain.
Otherwise, it could be a bowel infection but this is often secondary to an underlying cause.
Three weeks later, Jenson was moved to the Birmingham Children's Hospital after suffering a bowel infection.
However, the new treatment is based on the theory that chronic constipation could be due to a bowel infection that slows bowel movement.
Stephen Johnson, 14, who was paralysed from the waist down and had dreams of becoming a Paralympian, died on Saturday after suffering a heart attack as a result of a bowel infection.
At this point haemolytic-uraemic syndrome (HUS) was considered the most likely cause preceded by a bowel infection.
From June, the second dose of Meningitis C, currently given at four months, is being withdrawn and replaced with a dose given in adolescence, while from July babies will be vaccinated through oral drops against rotavirus, a common bowel infection which can require hospital treatment.
Through four rounds of chemo, a severe bowel infection, and a possible heart transplant, that was one of the many hard decisions that Richard and Ruth Ann faced in Mark's year-long struggle.
The Newcastle inquest heard Ved picked up a bowel infection in Paris, which caused the initial sickness but a post-mortem revealed the toddler also had a previously-undiscovered lung condition.